Radon

You can't see radon. And you can't smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

There are low levels of radon outdoors. Indoors, there can be high levels. Radon can enter homes and buildings through cracks in floors, walls, or foundations. Radon can also be in your water, especially well water. Testing is the only way to know if your home has elevated radon levels. It is inexpensive and easy. You can buy a test kit at most hardware stores or hire someone to do a test. Radon reduction systems can bring the amount of radon down to a safe level. The cost depends on the size and design of your home.

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  1. Radon (National Library of Medicine)  
    You can't see radon. And you can't smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer ...
  2. Citizen's Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon (Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division)  
    Radon/Learn More ... Radon ... Indoor Air Quality, IAQ, smoke, risk, myth ... Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division
  3. Radon (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)  
    Radon/Learn More ... Radon ... Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ... Radon is an odorless, radioactive gas formed from the breakdown of uranium. Exposure ...
  4. Health Risk of Radon (Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division)  
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  5. Radon (Environmental Protection Agency)  
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  6. Radon in Schools (Environmental Protection Agency)  
    Radon/Children ... Radon ... Environmental Protection Agency ... testing, measurement
  7. Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction (Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division)  
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  8. Radon Resources for Home Buyers and Sellers (Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division)  
    Radon/Learn More ... Radon ... Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division ... Building a Home, radon-resistant new construction, Real Estate Resources, ...
  9. Radon From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)  
    Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium or thorium ...
  10. Radon and Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Radon/Learn More ... Radon ... Lung Cancer/Related Issues ... Lung Cancer ... National Cancer Institute ... A fact sheet about radon, an odorless radioactive gas, and its possible ...
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